Accounting Scholars Program

Accounting Scholars Program

The UNT Accounting Scholars Program is open to incoming freshmen and transfer students (transferring in 45 semester hours or less), and is designed to prepare UNT’s highest-achieving scholars for a successful professional career in accounting.

Through mentorship and priority considerations, students will gain the skills and insights necessary to graduate with a bright future, beginning with their freshman year.

  1. Accounting faculty mentor assigned to students in their first year.
  2. Professional mentor assigned to students in their junior year to help explore career options.
  3. Guaranteed admission to the integrated Bachelor of Science and Master of Science (B.S./M.S) program in Accounting or Taxation.
  4. Priority consideration for graduate-level scholarships (merit-based).
  5. Accounting scholars are waived from the GMAT exam requirement for admission into the integrated B.S./M.S. Accounting or Taxation program.
  6. Accounting Scholars have an exciting opportunity to live, learn and connect with students who share their interests and academic goals. The Accounting Scholars Living Learning Community is housed in Kerr Hall for the 2018 – 2019 academic year. If interested in this living learning community benefit, please check the box in the Accounting Scholars application form and our coordinator, Ms Christina Aguilar, will get in touch with you. 
Admission Requirements

Requirements for admission into the program include:

  1. Composite ACT score of at least 28, or a combined SAT score of at least 1340.
  2. High school GPA of at least 3.6 (weighted or unweighted).
  3. Completion of the online application form to the UNT Accounting Scholars Program.

To remain in the Accounting Scholars Program, accepted students must:

  1. Have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA at the close of the first year, and each semester thereafter.
  2. Complete selected coursework and other "passport" activities, as determined by the UNT Accounting Department.
  3. Maintain regular contact with the Accounting Scholars Program faculty mentor.
Application Form

Please enter either your composite ACT or combined SAT score

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and selected applicants will be contacted directly. For questions, please contact:

Madhuri Bandla, CPA
Faculty Adviser, Accounting Scholars Program
Email :